My Nurse's Special Birthday Gift
--by kylierose16, posted Jul 30, 2007
Last month it was my nurse's birthday. She has been caring for me since August 2006. Through the months, we have built an amazing bond. She has been there for me, and has helped me over so many hurdles its unbelievable. She's my rock in every way.
I wanted to do something special for her birthday, to show her how much she means to me. Being confined to my bed, I can't go out shopping for a gift. So I was left to use my imagination and the materials in my room. But I was determined to make an unforgettable gift.
I found an old shoe box, and got a bunch of my old girlie magazines, and spent 4 days cutting and pasting carefully selected items onto the box, creating an intricate collage. Each piece reflected in some way or another, our friendship. To finish it off, I put a photo of us on the lid.
I felt I should fill the box. A few ideas whirled in my head. I remembered the many songs we have, that make us think of one another. So I decided to compile these onto a cd for her. I personalised and decorated the case.
To finish it off, with help from family, I baked her some delicious cookies, and made two intricate oragami hearts. One for her, one for me, representing our love.
She came over and I handed her present to her in a plastic bag. It was the best feeling ever seeing the joy in her eyes as she looked through the things I'd made for her. She felt so special, so appreciated and loved that I put all this time and thought into making something just for her. I felt just as much joy making the gift.
I guess this told me, that to give an amazing unforgettable gift, you don't always have to spend lots of money, you don't even need to leave your house. With a loving heart and a smile on your face, you yourself can make the most special gift.
And the cost? Nothing. The reward? Overwhelming.